Items Tagged ‘elderly’

Ask the Doctors - Will my mom's emotional withdrawal affect her physical health?

April 11, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Will my mom’s emotional withdrawal affect her physical health?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: My father passed away six months ago and ever since, my elderly mother has withdrawn from all social activity. I can’t help wondering — does this pose a problem for her mental health? The loss of a loved one is a heavy burden for anyone to bear. For an elderly person, particularly a […]

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Tags: coping with grief, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, elderly, senior citizen, social isolation


5 North nurses

August 7, 2017

5 North nurses

By uclahealth uclahealth

“All of our patients are really memorable,” says Hitomi Kalemkarian, pictured far left, a nurse in the geriatrics unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, for three years. Pictured left to right: Hitomi Kalemkarian, Anna Navarro, Valerie Yeo, Brena Aco, Rosia Villalpando, and Gines Bagar. Hitomi continues, “They’re elderly so they often need more assistance. […]

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Tags: 5 north wing, elderly, elderly care, featured, geriatric unit, geriatrics, ucla geriatrics, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, US News


Safety, kindness and a watchful eye are needed for older holiday guests

December 12, 2016

Safety, kindness and a watchful eye are needed for older holiday guests

By Simi Singer Simi Singer

Most of us enjoy the time we spend with friends and family over the holidays. But for many older adults, get-togethers can be especially stressful, confusing or even perilous when they are out of their regular environment and routines. Raising awareness of issues and situations that may arise with older guests can help make the […]

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Tags: Dr David Reuben, elderly, family, family dynamic, family gatherings, geriatrics, holidays, video